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Location: Middle Tennessee
Joined: 08/25/2005
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Here is a euro mount I did for a friend of mine. It was my first attempt.

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Location: Palisade, Colorado
Joined: 10/10/2005
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Looks nice. Would you be willing to share the procedure?

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Location: Arizona
Joined: 10/26/2002
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Beautiful job! Two questions -- how did you strip it and how do you prevent the skull from going yellow or cracking with age?

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Skin it and get as much meat off of it as possible then boil for 1 - 2 hours..Let dry and then soak in peroxide for 2 or 3 days. It should not crack over time unless it is abused. Yellowing may occur but can be simply fixed by soaking again. I wouldnt expect any yellowing unless you smoke around it. Just lay off the cancer sticks.

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Location: Alabama
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The local taxidermist boils like you said, then soaks a day or so in peroxide, but then puts a coat of flat white paint on them to keep consistent color. He tapes around the base of the antlers to keep paint off of them.

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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As far as I know my taxidermist does not paint his...Ill check....He may put a flat clear coat but that is all I would guess.

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Location: Montana
Joined: 12/13/2005
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finish that procedure then cover the entire skull with bleach,let it sit for 1/2 hour and rinse!